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seal a budget deal? it doesn't sound like. they did have a big win tuesday with cut, cap and balance. still no debt deal on the table. the clock seems to be ticking very fast. our next guest is pointing the finger at president obama, calling the president clever and slick. what does he mean? we asked karl rove. nice to see you. >> great to see you. >> greta: in add's "wall street journal", you described the president's press conference a week ago you said it was a b -- buff foe performance. i telecommunication a tough of sarcasm, tell me what you mean? >> i mean ironic. it is not sarcastic, i'm being ironic. the president gave an outstanding theatrical performance. he started off by blaming others. we expected them to blame bush. he also blamed the democratic congress. saying they had runaway with the credit card. they were just doing what he was telling them to do. he insisted that others solve the problem. he said within 24 to 46 hours i demand congress give me a plan. he said the worst alternative to come out of this would be if we raise the debt ceiling without taking any steps t
and what's he really up to? >> well, what mitch mcconnell is actually up to is saying, look, we took a big bet on this debt ceiling thing opening to use the mefrj to make the president agree to spending cuts. what house republicans want. it's not working. everything he wants meager spending reform, wants higher taxes or he's saying he seems to be willing to go all the the way to shut down default. lets he' step back and let him take control of this and consequences of the action of not dealing with real spending reform. >> paul: dan, sellout. is this giving up too easily as a lot of right wing,are saying? >> no, i don't think so, paul. i think they overestimated their ability to leverage the president into big spending cuts. somehow, it seems to me, behind all this have is a misunderstanding about the power of the presidency, it is vast and getting into a big fight over big spending cuts and let's make it clear here, we're talking about reforming entitlement spending, medicare, medicaid spending to try to get into a debt limit negotiation and force the president of the united states to ref
of the need for a course correction. but weeks of negotiations have shown his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the kind of long-term reforms we need. >> reporter: reid says lawmakers must find a solution. >> we'll stay in session every day, saturday and sunday until congress passes legislation to prevent the united states from defaulting on negotiation. >> reporter: in chicago, key ally expressed support for the mcconnell-reid plan. >> more work to be done. joint committee can tackle it but it's responsible way out of the crisis. >> reporter: lindsey graham favors constitutional amendment but there isn't enough support in the senate. >> we have the people behind us. 72% of the american people want balanced budget. >> reporter: the president called for shared sacrifice. >> i am still pushing for to us achieve a big deal. but what i said to the group is if we can't do the biggest deal possible, then let's still be ambitious. let's still try to at least get a down payment on deficit reduction. >> reporter: but the cochair of the president's own deficit commission ha
of the problem we face as a nation. i'm a big supporter of cut, cap and balance. we had a historic vote last week that i believe was one much the most powerful votes for a taxpayer and to move to a different position wasn't some where i could go. no, it wasn't difficult. >> greta: it had some wording about a balanced budget. that didn't satisfy you? >> that was after $900 billion released and credit extended as a nation. we were saying you can have 900 billion more dollars to spend but later we will consider a balanced budget amendment. my position is we need to discuss the reforms in place now today before we extend our credit limit any more. there were are cuts and savings. only $7 billion next year compared to $900 billion of credit being released and that is nothing. that is absolutely nothing. it is one fifth of one penny of what we spend each year is what we were going to say. >> greta: sitting on the house floor and you are voting no and speaker wants you you to vote yes on it. like bad vibes, you sort of want to get out the door? >> not really. >> greta: did you tell him yourself you were
the problem. in two or three years we have a debt crisis. we have to do big bold things or that is where we are head. calling balancing the budget dangerous is unbelievable. here's what we have to do. look mr. president put a plan on the table and we have 16 days and if the president can put details to a plan let's have a national debate and let the american people decide if they want cutting in spending or requiring a balanced budget or common sense versus the president's plan. >> i didn't say it was dangerous. we want to balance the budget. it doesn't balance that budget until 2040. it would require you to lift the debt ceiling by eight trillion. >> gentlemen, we have a lot to cover. we'll get back to a bunch of the issues. if cut, cap and balance fails and i must say most people say whether it is good policy or not, the chance of it passing are slim . the most likely fall back and mitch mcconle's plan. it would allow the president to raise the debt limit two and half trillion without spending cuts and there is talk of floating a trillion in cuts. congressman ben holland. wouldn't that be
know they are all big boys. and i suspect that speaker boehner in a few minutes. again, can you see what we are waiting on, speaker boehner, we believe within minutes is going to come before cameras and microphones there in the pressroom in the house and give his response to the president's comments. i know they are big boys but the president did go after republicans, especially house republicans. and especially house tea party republicans in this session. does that make it harder to deal or do they just sort of -- >> yeah, probably. but i mean the president has been doing this all along. he did it more forcefully today than he has in the past. remember when he gave the speech at george washington university paul ryan who had pointed out a budget and risks about these things and the president went after him about it it's not the first time. i suspect it's not going to be the last. boehner has a difficult job but simple task. he needs to show up at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning that something that house republicans, 218 of them can agree on them. something that's long overdue. i was re
him and it's still separated by advocates of big spending the wonderful things government should do. >> it's a project of national significance. we've got no projects on the menu right now and we have to figure out if we are still a country this that can think this big. >> john: i think the advocates of big spending are winning. most people think that government has to control economies. >> here we have the examples of the opposite. for the current situation this was caused by the free market when you have a fannie and freddie and regulations and federal reserve pumping in with cheap credit, the best thing is five investment props properties and have no job. that is crony capitalism at its worst. >> john: thank you. the election season is under way and now we're going to get those ugly, nasty campaign ads. worse than ever i'm told. but that is myth, too. do you want to see a really nasty campaign mudslinging? that is next. hey, the new guy is loaded with protein! really? 25 grams of protein. what do we have? all four of us, together? 24. he's low fat, too, and has 5 grams of sugars.
something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> sean: that was budget director lew talking about the debt negotiations. he says the president wants to do something substantial. we found out how hollow that pledge is. the administration announced if the republicans cut cap and balance pledge were to pass the house and senate, president crybaby would veto this the plan gaining momentum tackles america's fiscal crisis making mandatory spending reductions that would reduce the deficit, cap spending at 18% of the gdp and send to the states a balanced budget amendment to the u.s. constitution. those measures would prevent this president from pursuing his reckless tax and spend agenda, which explains why he's opposed to it. joining me with his take south carolina senator lindsey graham. how are you? >> good, thanks for having me. >> sean: it is simple to me. this is the moment of truth. they election in 2010, the biggest mid term in 70 years. i'll quote president obama, we won, conservatives won. cut, cap and balance, do you support it? >> tot
. where is casey anthony at this hour? that is the big question that people want the answer to. the lawyers were successful disguising where she went in the overnight hours. even the press not able to keep up with her. cameras shooting this video of casey anthony walking out of the front doors of the orange county jail at 12:11. wearing pink me low shirt, hair in a bun and the primary defense attorney jose baez right by her side. they got in a motorcade, a gray suburban, a cream colored tahoe and white follow-car and drove directly from the location to a bank of of america building in downtown orlando, not far from here, where her other attorney has an office. they went in covered parking garage and pulled a bait and switch. the suv never emerged from the parking garage, but others cars did and it's not clear which one that casey anthony was in. we can tell you around the same time there was police activity across town at a private airport. a private plane was fuelled up and ready to go on the runway, but nobody saw casey anthony boarding the aircraft. officials telling us it w
& friends" starts right now. >>dave: good saturday, everyone, a big news saturday. we thought the heat would be the big story. but anything but. a very serious matter. good to have you here for alisyn. >> all hell breaking loose in many parts of the world including in norway. >> we have new information of the shooting in the shotting massacre and bombing that happened hours apart in norway. >> this as the death toll from the attacks has gone up to 91. and greg is leave in london. greg? >>greg: we have been tracking this story through the night and hour by hour it is worse and worse and the words, the gunman as he shot the victims "you all must die," describing the scene, the prime minister, he turned paradise into hell. and now the events of the shocking attack right now. police now say that 84 people were killed on the island 20 miles from the capital of norway, one of the worst mass shooting sprees in history. the gunman was dressed as a policeman calling teens to come closer and then tee towns the guns on him, machine guns, rifles and pistols and the kids ran, hid, played dead, and tried
information is stored and, jon, you know with the tsa and all those scanners, that was big concern of people and also for some of the privacy advocates. jon? jon: yeah. and some of our chatters are wondering when this is going to hit the consumer market, you know, can i buy one of these things and scan anybody i want to? >> reporter: you know what, interesting? facebook is looking at it and google, also, to allow you to take a picture of someone and do an immediate google search to get any other information on them. so your chatters are up to speed, jon. jon: that is a brave new world. jamie colby, thank you. >> reporter: take care. jenna: breaking news of the day, and we have more big stories throughout the hour including a big rule anything the case of the former police sergeant who keeps losing wyomings. what -- wives. the case of drew peterson and how it could impact his murder trial. >>> also house speaker john boehner reworking his debt deal. this as the clock ticks closer to that default deadline. six days away, can a deal be struck in time? we'll go in depth just ahead.   you c
't get licensing for all sorts of things like fishing and what not be, and it's a big recreational state. it cost the state millions in be lost revenue from lottery sales, tax audits, park fees and licensing fees, so on and so forth, but now they can go ahead. some state officials now saying, though, it may take some time to get programs back up and running so they can be moneymakers again for the state. and those 22,000 state employees can go back to work, but it's kind of a phase-in situation. so the big headline in all of this is the longest-running state shutdown in a decade in this country now has come to a close with the governor making an agreement with leading republicans in the state of minnesota. now back to you guys. jenna: hi, everybody, so glad you're joining us today, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. we are here in the fox newsroom and "happening now," brand new numbers in the race for the white house. "the wall street journal" poll shows tea party favorite michele bachmann is surging. jenna: she's not the national leader, though, that title goes to mitt romney. jon:
quarter on g.d.p. growth, and that is the debate on wall street. >> i will show the big board again if we can, a lot of you will look at this and say 200 points because washington is not doing anything, that is part but it is not the majority of what is happening here. a lot of this is having to do with concerns of slow down is happening and we could revisit a serious slow down, if not a double dip, companies lime emerson saying things have turned south. i am not dismissing what is beginning on in washington but for wall street the front burner issue is the concern of the double dip. that is the reality. and, then, there is this. (inaudible) fabio challenges you at 9:00 a.m. on the internet. >>neil: taking on the old spice guy and now, he is responding. >> i accept your challenge. >>neil: if you think that is spicy enter another, and we have the real spice, live from washington. me. we are ear all over the spicy hot debt battle with some of the biggest names in the business kicking off at 4:00 p.m. with le big budget brawl continues, alive this weekend on saturday, with alan simpson and s
the road so we did not end up in this fiscal mess. >> everyone is going to the movies and a big story in the country right now and it relates to what is going on in the debt battle, the white house versus congress right now, battling, and president and cantor, reminiscent to harry potter and it ends this week. there is president obama versus speaker boehner. >> it would be terrifying if they had magical powers. how scary. >> who would be harry potter? >>dave: we will give you an idea, we compared the two in a roll out of this battle versus harry potter. look at this. >> i've been hearing from my republican friends for some time it is a moral imperative to tackle our debt and deficit in a serious way so i have said to them, let's go. >> we are in a crisis. >> i'm voting "no," on the debt ceiling. >> failing to raise the debt ceiling would be armageddon. >> i will not sign a 30-day or 60-day or 90-day extension. >> this debt limit increase is his problem. >> failure is not an option. >> this could have been avoided. >> you think you can hold the government ransom? >> we will in the supp
raise the debt limit. then he asked for big tax increases. we got rid of the tax increases. now we have a bill that does what hee we said it should do, cuttings more than it raises the debt limit by. is it perfect? no. is it as much as we proposed? no. this doesn't do that. but it gets us down the right path. it's cuts we can bank right now, it's a step in the right direction. so i think it's a good step in the right direction. >> it has to get 217 votes. have you a rowdy freshmen crowd who ran on the promise of a balanced budget amendment. and the balanced budget amendment is not in the boehner bill. how do you get enough of them to get to your 217 mark and have them go home and face their voters where they promised a balanced budget amendment? >> we have a vote on the balanced budget amendment. >> separate? >> that was always the case. the second thing, cut, cap and balance had to be separate from the bill. >> balanced budget amendment. >> that's right, excuse me. this requires that the senate vote on a balanced budget amendment. we never had the assurances we could even get a vote on
intend to have my voice heard. just won't be with a big megaphone. >> sean:7ç do you agree this particular primary is a little different than previous primaries? republicans seem to have historically pick the next person up this year seems to be a battle between a tea party candidate or establishment candidate is that a fair characterization? >> i think that's right. i think the old order is being dismembered. the democratic party is a coalition of communities around special interests. president obama was very effective in mobilizing support in the down fall of the democratic party around his candidacy being the organized principle of that.gr that's what he's going to try again. republicans are slower to move into the 21st century model. but, the old idea that it was someone's turn no longer is valid. >> sean: you have been very critical of president obama on one issue in particular. it came up again today. the fact that the president seems obsessed with braming your brother for all of the problems that exist -- with blaming your brother for all of the problems that exist.
it would be a big mistake if we got to next tuesday and hadn't fixed this. in the best interests of the country, the american people we need to come together. it is going to require, in my view, a exitment on the part of democrats who -- a commitment on the part of democrats who so far have been unwilling to take on long term issues. >> greta: do you know of any democrat who said let's take on entitlements? >> i think most don't want to have that vote. >> greta: if you think entitlements a necessity, a strong structural change and the republicans say absolutely no, we are not going to vote for structural change that does put it at an impossible position, impasse. >> i think what this does, i don't like this honestly, we haven't passed a budget in 800 days. i think the american people look at this and say this is dysfunctional, broken. which is why we are talking this special commit think that would sit down. >> greta: we had the bowles simpson committee. the american people think fine, but you didn't pay attention to the last one. >> this would have an up and down vote on recomme
and have the economy of zimbabwe. it is a big problem. i don't know why anyone who isn't an elected republican can't talk seriously about social is security and medicare and medicaid. according to obama's own treasury secretary are going to consume within 10 years, 92 cents of every federal budget dollar. that isn't a system that can last. yet, a majority of americans say don't touch social security. don't touch medicare this is what the democrats are saying. that's why you keep having these -- remember rudd man and the concorde coalition? no elected politician, republican or democrat will talk about reforming social security. >> sean: we always get the tax increases, spending cuts, reagan never came, george her burt walker bush, they never come. the idea they are going to hand it over, it is not going to happen. -- you raised a more fundamental question why they need to stand strong here. that is, philosophically, we've become -- look what happens when they put austerity measures in place in europe. look at what happened to greece. if we don't do it now the pain is going to be grea
will this guy vote? he will tell us. and only us. look at the corner of wall and broad on the big board the dow jones industrial average down 6 2 1/2 points. we focus on the markets for good reason, we are led to believe they are sort of waiting to see what comes out of washington. but, are we making a mistake if we go the other way and conduct national policy, political long term debt policy based on the market? charles says "be careful." >>guest: be very, very careful. you have a couple of things going on. first the scare tactics that everyone is using in washington, you remember when the tarp vote did not go through and the dow jones industrial averages with down 700 points. do you want that to happen? president bush signed tarp into law october 3rd, 2008, march 9, the dow jones industrial average was off 4,000 points so that was not a panacea. unemployment got worse. our economy got worse. we have to be careful about worrying about the knee-jerk reaction. because they have said it so many times and because harry reid compared it to the great depression and armageddon there will be self self
budget. weaver -- we're trying to save life on this planet as we know it today. that is a very big deal. chris stirewalt joins me, fox news digital politics editor, i should say. so, chris, how long do we have on the planet, life as we know it? what's your take? >> i'm not buying anymore green bananas. [laughter] it sounds like we're headed into real trouble, doesn't it? martha: it sure does. >> well, look, the speaker -- the former speaker, pelosi, now the minority leader in the house demonstrates that before you get to the end on something like this, everybody has to say something totally over the top, and now she's taking her turn. the truth of the matter is we're probably closer now to a deal and closer now to a bipartisan resolution than we ever have been because as house republicans start to saddle up behind john boehner's plan getting over their grumbling about the fact that it doesn't give them everything that they want, it brings us closer to the final vehicle which will get republican and democratic support in the senate and move us on to an increase in the debt ceiling and so
in the case. in box three, stunning images of a big cat on a rampage, a showdown between man and beast on video. all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b" first from fox at 3:00, new information on the mysterious deaths at the mansion in southern california. the son and the girlfriend of a powerful drug company executive, both dead, days apart after incidents at the sprawling san diego bay home. and now fox news has learned the millionaire executive at the center of this, jonah shacknai left the mansion for his other home in arizona. somebody found the body of his girlfriend hanging from a balcony last week with hands and feet bound. and now her sister reportedly says she doesn't believe that was a suicide. she said, come on, hands and feet bound and it's a suicide? she said the now dead girlfriend was a vibrant and loving person and would never do earlier, hisd son, max, fell down the stairs at mansion and he died. investigators and not rule out possibility that the two deaths are somehow connected and they are looking into reports that other people were st
jones industrial average stock market especially the s&p stocks. these are the big boys on the block, the top 500. they issue dividends right now and the balance sheets look good and they are profitable and undervalued. that is good place to go. >>stuart: i heard going into the big name, big american-based multinational corporations, they are safe. but, if you put your money into a lost them over 10 years, you have gone nowhere and sometimes you have gone down. >>guest: well, of course, there is that element of risk. yet when you look at the companies right now they have already adjusted for the things in the marketplace right now. you are looking at emerging economies that could be slowing down. you are looking at the debt ceiling, the issues that are going on with that and you are looking at sovereign debt. and a lot of the big companies have already adjusted for that and so they are relatively cheap such as boeing and mcdonald's and caterpillar. >>stuart: you buy gold at $1,550 and big multicorporation stocks would you buy a bank cd and earn a miserable 1 percent and sleep safely?
, some real big news, actually, because speaker boehner, it seems, may have a plan that will come to fruition, before 4 p.m. this afternoon so that the asian markets aren't rattled and it will involve sort of a two pronged approach. >> yeah, but the most important part of the two step process clayton mentioned there's going to be a short-term extension involved and the democrats have objected to that, as you know, from the very beginning, the president, nancy pelosi, harry reid all three last night reiterating they will not support a short-term extension. so it appears we are playing with some serious fire on this sunday. >> what does john boehner do, comes up and hands over the paper work, they immediately say no. listen to this, thises what mitch mcconnell has to say about this. there is bipartisan agreement on the need to prevent fault and given the unprecedented size of the debt ceiling increase, the president is requesting, this is not an easy process. and the effort to prevent default while substantially reducing washington spending will continue. >> of course, all of the co
. the boehner bill has capped on the spending so that seems to be a big divide. how do you tweak that to make the two of them happy? that might be a tall order. i can't think what would make the tea party satisfied with this bill, but balanced budget amendment? >> right. there has within talk around here unconfirmed that that is the sweetener being added to the boehner bill, a balanced budget amendment. but really this is an extraordinary evening in an extraordinary episode, greta, one that political scientists will be studying for 50 years or more. we watch both divided government at its most dysfunctional. and a president who to many observers appears to be side lined for the time being as -- congressional leaders work behind closed doors to hammer this out and deep divisions whereby a powerful speaker john boehner is having difficulty coralling votes he needed. remember he lost 59 republican votes. you have this large freshman class, 80 members, a lot backed by the tea party and elected here to, on a promise of cutting spending and take one exyampem. tim scott from south carolina was one o
of stuff coming up with all the excitement coming up and weather going on and now the weather maps. big story the last couple of days has been a nonstory, tropical storm don became nothing, unfortunately. folks in texas hopes to get a big storm out of this and get some rain at least. the storm slowed up and they did not get the rain. across the eastern part of the country, across coastal areas, there was some rain but not too far inland but they will take anything they can get the entire state of texas is dealing with the worst drought they have ever had and now the radar, the eastern part of the country will deal with storms. it is hot. humid. we will see more storms this afternoon. texas unfortunately is not beginning to get much rain. in the northern plains, big storms, and some this afternoon, and they will be severe, keep that in mind, and across the west, we will continue to deal with storms cross the four corners. and now, everyone is excited about the state fair for the food and this year, those are doughnuts and a burger. and bacon. how is that for breakfast? take a bite. >> ri
and mary katharine are investigating. >> president obama, you have been a big supporter. >> i'm going to vote for him for his re-election in 2012. >> a bevy of hold stars once again funneling big money at the president's campaign. we will run down the list. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. captions by closed captioning services >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the future of the country hangs on the debt debate. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. on paper, the debt thing is boring. and many americans aren't paying attention. but the controversy will define the future of the u.s.a. on one side, president obama, the democratic party, want america to become an entitlement state that compels social justice. financially supporting americans who can't o. won't support themselves. >> on the other side, republicans want a lean mean economic machine. the g.o.p. doesn't much care about providing money to those who have not. the party wants to drastically cut government spending and promote privat
. they think in the long run it will be effective in a big debate like this. bret? >> bret: ed, thank you. stocks were again down today to close what was the worst week in a year. the dow dropped 97, the s&p 500 gave back 8 1/3, the nasdaq dropped 10. fuel to the fire in the debt ceiling debate. peter barnes breaks down the number. >> high gas prices and weak income gains for workers have the economy growing at its slowest six-month pace since the economic recovery began early last year. the government said today that gdp grew at just a 1.3% annual rate in the second quarter, well below expectations. but the shocker was a huge downward revision of the number for the first quarter. growth originally clocked in at 1.9%, but now the government says it grew at just .4 of a president. for the president, the numbers were too bad to ignore, even as he pressured republicans to cut a deal with him on the debt ceiling to help the economy. >> on a day when we've been reminded how fragile the economy already is, this is one burden we can lift ourselves. we can end it with a simple vote. >> the admini
a mustache [pop] lipstick >> greta: a very big disappointment for the prosecution. any regrets? meet the prosecutor you saw working tirelessly on the casey anthony murder trial. jeff ashton went on the record about the challenges he faced in his final case as a florida state prosecutor. jeff, thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> greta: i've won and also cases. it is tough to lose a case. even when you should, it? >> it is difficult to put that much time and energy into something, it is tough. >> greta: if the remains had been found in august, did any of your experts say they would have been any more powerful or more potent position to give you an opinion as to the cause of death? >> most of the experts have told us that in all likelihood, pardon me, by the beginning of july, the body was completely skeletonized. there might have been some difference in the evidence. essentially her body was in the form we saw it in december all the way back in late july, august. so it would have still been a skeleton at that point. >> greta: before judge and cindy took the stand and they may
. cut, cap and balance, a big victory for house republicans last night, but, you would not know it today watching the white house press briefing. we counted just two questions about the g.o.p. plan, one to ask if it was a waste of time versus 14 for the "gang of six" plan which the president favors. tim graham not surprised a media research center worker. you thing the media is pushing the president toward the democrat plan, right? >>guest: they are failing to explain what the republican plan is. that you could go back through the transcripts and try to find the network using the word "cut, cap and balance." this is something that the house republicans have been formulating almost virtual media silence. they do not feel it is necessary to describe what it is but to just begin by announcing when it actually passes they say it is a failure and a waste of time. it is quite extraordinarily. >>stuart: some of the language they are using it calling it the ill fated cut, cap and balance, and those words tend to be attached to cut, cap and balance. ill fated was in "the hill," and there are othe
in history in terms of what we do with cut, cap and balance. we had a big disagreement last week over the mcconnell plan. today the president races out to your old podium. there's a new plan, hang on, six guys in a room. it is very frustrating to me that republicans are negotiating against themselves. they ought to be united supporting cut, cap and balance that is the best answer to the structural foundational problem fast we have in the economy. >> you are right in principle. cut, cap and balance does what you want it to do. but, it is not going to be a success. it is not going to go through. >> sean: why tkpwerb shea against yourself? >> i want a viable alternative to a downgrade of america's financial reputation. >> sean: moody's is saying it going to downgrade any way. s&p saying within maybe 90 days. >> cap -- >> cut, cap and balance doesn't go as far as the ryan budget went. the ryan budget was voted on unanimously by the house republicans. i do think that this debate is a good one to have. what i don't see is the 2012 candidates coming forward on the republican side and saying, taking
-- none of your business. a big buzz about a gall up poll showing that president obama would be defeated by a generic republican by 8 points and leads any of the spectacular candidates that he is paired against. what does this mean? franklyy absolutely nothing. a poll in this point in time is where they are today and not in 15 months. voters will automatically vote democrat and some automatically vote republican. the election is going to be decided by independent voters in the middle, and they are a long way from making up their mines on the next election. they are struggling whether or not they are having a next paycheck. while i enjoy a good game of politics as much as the next guy, there is a time to campaign and then there is a time to govern. president and members of congress from both parties have had their fun politicing the debt ceiling and now time to govern and resolve it. i don't think the world will face armageddon over failure to set the debt limit. there would be affects. you wouldn't be able to visit the national parks and coon get a passport and airport lines for tsa coul
. question, which party do you think is more responsible for the big national debt. 32% say republicans. 28% democrats and 36% say both parties are to blame. now, the propry tore of dick morris .com. i'm surprised by the republican number. shows you are a.b an honest gu. did an honest poll. >> the residual blame that attaches to all things bush. >> bill: you think i t? >> and then the adeof a balanced budget under clinton and then a deficit all of a sudden under bush and that is what they remember. the other question in my poll was i asked people which party regardless of which party you support do you think would do the best job of holding down the national debt. and republicans win that by 35 to 25. so. >> bill: still should be 75 to 25. >> there are about 35 to 40% of the american people refuse to make those judgments by party. they hate them both that much. >> bill: and is true. there is recentment against most parties that is for sure. we didn't hear much today about the debt business, the gang of six or the seven aces, i don't know who they are. what do we have now, 12 days before the
. they will try and get 60 votes on this. the big question is they need republicans and are they going to get enough republican votes when they slice and dice this thing to send it back to the house where there i assume they are going to get some republicans but mostly democrats? >> we'll have to see what it is. i have to tell you we have to do two things here. avoid default but avoid downgrade. the proposals on the table there haven't been enough spending cuts or as pat mentioned the balanced budget component is so pop to ge impoo get our fiscal house in order. >> and if we don't get ahold of the growth pattern we are going to be in trouble. senators thank you both for being so patient and for your insight. it will be a long weekend and we appreciate you being with us. tonight, karl rove on the breaking news. and frank woman: day care can be expensive. so to save some money, i found one that uses robots instead of real people. 'cuz robots work for free. robot 1:good morning... robot 1:...female child. sfx: modem dial-up noise woman: flaws? yeah, um, maybe. anncr: there's an easier way to sav
pressure on the other. >> there's no symptom of big government more menacing than our debt. break its grip, and we begin to liberate our economy and our future. >> i'm asking you all to make your voice heard. if you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your member of congress know. >> reporter: enough people did, presumably supporters as well as opponents, that the speaker's web site crashed along with those of a couple of other republicans and at least one democrat. republicans say the president wants a long-term debt ceiling hike to keep it out of his re-election bid. democrats say the bond rating agencies want a long-term hike. a short-term one, they say, would risk a downgrade of this country's credit rating, and that would hike credit interest rates on everyone. jon: the overwhelming number of calls coming into senate offices are urging members to oppose the president's call for tax increases, so we'll see. wendall goler, thank you. jenna: for more on this developing story, we're joined by a congressman who says both sides are responsible for the mess we're in. congre
, on a big news day. we welcome you to america's news headquarters and lawmakers are racing against the clock, to finalize the possible deal before a scheduled vote on a democratic senate plan in three hours, and house speaker john boehner says he's hopeful and lawmakers will craft a package that can earn bipartisan support. >> i'm not going to put any deadlines but i think it is clear, should be clear to all of you, that senator mcconnell and i believe that we are going to be able to come to some agreement to end the crisis, as soon as possible. thanks. >> peter doocy live from washington with more, and what do you know about the phones deal. >> reporter: a senior republican leadership source told us what is in the framework of the tentative deal between republicans and the white house and it likes lot like the original boehner plan, but, with the timeline the president wanted. it would take us through 2013 and here's specific, a $3 trillion plan, that would raise the debt ceiling between 2.1 and $2.4 trillion. and cut a trillion dollars in spending right now, and, put together a special com
senate republican leader mitch mcconnell sounds like he is losing hope that a big deal could be struck. >> republicans are trying to persuade the president of the need for a course correction. but weeks of negotiations have shown that his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the kind of long-term reforms we need to put us on a path to balance and economic growth. >> there was some talk at the white house several weeks ago that a deal needed to be struck by this friday. now jay carney says it's not a hard deadline so, get ready for weekend talks, shep? >> shepard: oh goody. mike emanuel at the white house. hope they don't make you work. one republican pushing for even bigger spending cuts. $9 trillion worth of saving over 10 years. trillions. remember when a billion was a big number. oklahoma senator tom coburn says he would slash a trillion dollars from the pentagon budget plus another 2 trillion from other domestic programs and save another trillion by changing the tax code but you know he would not raise taxes. no. instead, he would end tax breaks like mortgage
back down in the right direction. we are doing it against big odds because he's got the bully pulpit in the white house. the democrats control the senate. but the house republicans are doing everything they can to steer this debate and we want in the senate, we want to have an opportunity to join them many we hope we will get that chance when the winner -- when the boehner plan comes our way. >> sean: thank you senators. michelle malkin is here. we'll get her reaction to senator reid accusing speaker boehner of caving to the tea party movement and the attacks again the tea party that took place in the "wall street journal" and the wee [ male announcer ] to the 5:00 a.m. scholar. the two trains and a bus rider. the "i'll sleep when it's done" academic. for 80 years, we've been inspired by you. and we've been honored to walk with you to help you get where you want to be ♪ because your moment is now. let nothing stand in your way. learn more at keller.edu. it's the cleanest, clearest water. we find the best, sweetest crab for red lobster we can find. yeah! [ male announcer ] hurry in
and i don't think that working people need to be taxed, but when companies like ge pay no taxes and big oil have the tax breaks that they don't need, it's time to close some of those loopholes and i think we ought to stop the nonsense. >> kelly: let's hear from the other side. >> kelly, if i can jump in here, i agree with elliott in that we do have to resolve this. going over the cliff on this past august 2nd has some really negative consequences and we don't want to go there, don't want to do that so that's why we're trying another idea here, and on tuesday we'll pass the bill in congress which is cut cap and balance and we're proposing to cut spending, to have the spending limits, spending caps going forward, so an amount over which you, the government can't spend more money and have a balanced budget amendment. so, now, i would hope that the democratic colleagues will not just immediately reject this, but look at it. if you think we cut too much. propose a different number. if you think our spending caps are too low, tell us what kind of spending cap you might accept. do you like a b
thing. here are the things we are going to spend all our day researching so if something big happens all of our i's will be dotted and t's will be crossed. sometimes it is the resignation of a congressman or a fire that day it was a balloon flying through the air and i was surreal. -- and it was surreal. would you look at this! oh my goodness. now the balloon is on the ground. is there a 6-year-old boy about to come out of this thing? this is the moment of truth. i've just been told they are putting us on camera now. we don't know. >> the affiliate here is reporting that they have confirmed that no one is inside. >> all along we are watching this fly through the air. not really knowing. is it possible that he never got in the thing? dad says he did. the brother thinks he fell out. you know where we are right now? it is time for honesty, we don't know. we don't realize that these parents are three shades crazy. we don't know we are all under their hoax. we were hesitant to put this story on the air in the first place what if it is a hoax? some reports i'm getting now officer this child, i
. >> this chronicles the tea party and the big changes the country has gone through. >> it goes through what was happening outside of washington and inside of washington. and the point is that americans can change thing fist they get active. >> i told you before we sat down, i love a guest who shows up with my notes. you are in favor of cut, cap and balance. can i assume that from that button? >> you certainly can. it's the only plan on the table. you know, the president's latched onto this gang of 6. but the gang of 6 proposal is not written down, as senator thune said, it is not going to be a factor. there is no other plan on capitol hill. the president doesn't have one. the democrats in the senate don't have one. the only house that we control as republicans has passed a plan that increases the debt limit with some very reasonable cuts in spending. and it lets the states decide about a balanced budget. now, they say, if that's extreme, then -- we need to change the definition of extreme. >> i guess, i mean, i understand your passion and other people in favor of cut, cap and balance. but w
. there was a moment in time when president obama was talking about doing big things and being the guy and turnin turning this into a much needed win by a beleaguered president. we are seeing this fade away, we are seeing the administration give control of this discussion to capitol hill, just like with other things. martha: as you say, in previous confrontations when it came to healthcare, stimulus, all of that got pwubgd back to congress to work out the details. he looked like he wanted to be out in front of this. why do you think he changed his mind? >> reporter: it's really hard. being president is really hard but also doing a deal like this is really hard because the scope of what you're talking about isn't -- this isn't about money. we heard over the w weekend, or it's 400 billion on this or 800 billion on that, there is a chasm which exists between the republicans and the house, the conservatives from 2010 and president obama who is puerto rico the hreu ral wing of the democratic party and his victory in 2008. there is a rubber game that needs to be played here, that is the 2012 election a
it against big odds because he's got the bully pulpit in the white house. the democrats control the senate. but the house republicans are doing everything they can to steer this debate and we want in the senate, we want to have an opportunity to join them many we hope we will get that chance when the winner -- when the boehner plan comes our way. >> sean: thank you senators. michelle malkin is here. we'll get her reaction to senator reid accusing speaker boehner of caving to the tea party movement and the attacks again the tea party that took place in the "wall street journal" and the weekly standard, coming up. my doctor told me calcium is besabsorbed in small continuous amounts. only one calcium supplement does that in one daily dose. new citracal slow release... continuously releases calcium plus d for the efficient absorption my body needs. citracal. ♪ ♪ i like dat, all right [ male announcer ] mio. a revolutionary water enhancer. add a little...or a lot. for a drink that's just the way you like it. make it yours. make it mio. it's the cleanest, clearest water. we find the best, sw
to get members to support. the big flaw in that plan he was on radio explaining it today. this select committee. who are the people? when are the cuts coming where are the cuts going to be? that was the flaw. all that aside. he's got another plan. the president has no plan. >> i was stunned they allowed the president to go to the east room by himself and give a partisan speech with no plan in place and calling on members of the public to call the members of congress. i heard today that calls were up but they weren't what the president wanted. it is saying don't cave. surprisingly the poll you just read 38% of the people who still think he's handling this well? that you don't have a plan that you can explain it. and ed henry now with fox news as a white house correspondent pressed today, pressed jay carney on why don't you have a plan? i can imagine how you explain why you don't. >> sean: we'll get into this in the next segment. it angers me now. that republicans are competing only with their own deal. the president gets to throw darts and say no, no, no. where is his leadership stuart
drucker. workingf late this is a big story. david, i know a lot has been coming out since the president and john boehner spoke earlier w headed. what are you hearing? >> both sides, both the speaker's office and the white house were dueling in terms of the numbers and the framework and who was backing off this and pushing for that. although it may sound counterintuitive, the fact that the speaker wants to take this to the congress' level, negotiate with reid and other congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle might help this. they can figure out together where the votes are try and get something through each house and get it to the president. at this poin^ anything the president gets he will sign. i originally thought it was best to have the president in the room, because he could give the democrats cover and direct them as to where he wanted them to go. for whatever reason it doesn't appear to have worked. you might as well do the it now and not have a middleman who going to vote for what. >> that's really interesting. when you think about it, dave the knock against the presiden
about that. >> there is a big principle behind it. there are many families you couldn't help saying i am sorry. jose baez opened his mouth during the statement. the fact of the matter is caylee never was listening made them furious she was found not guilty. oh my god all of the money all of the time all of the other families that we neglected, you know, the search and the heart and the tears coming from 13 different states. the best resources in the world for this little girl found right behind us was here the whole time we were deceived we were lied to but what i said from the beginning when i talked to craig he could have ended this a long time ago. i owe this to our supporters i owe it to our donors. they donate money keep us going. out of jose baez mouth kaye low was never missing. >> remind us why you started equusearch? >> you know i have been through the same thing with my own daughter when she disappeared. police said she was a run away. the police never knew she was a run away. we didn't get any help and 17 months later guess what? her body ended up 4 bodies found in an oil fiel
party on capitol hill and would create potentially a big problem. >> jamie: i believe it hasn't happened since the civil war and it really would be monumental if he did go that way and you talk about what the president needs to understand, and what do you think our viewers need to understand, at this stage? >> well, you know, i could tell you a lot about that but i would tell the viewers, it is not just about mathematics and coming up with a balanced budget oration the debt ceiling or anything like that. this is really about the philosophical divide of the members that they have sent to washington. republicans for instance, are looking at this, as not just a way to come up with a palatable plan to raise the debt ceiling but a way to shrink the size and scope of government, which they feel went way out of bounds during the first couple years of obama's tenure and for democrats it is the same, in that as much as they understand that you cannot continue to overspend and the deficits are bad, they are trying to do everything they can to maintain a level of government we have now. and, protec
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